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Wikipedia says 'Application Connection Error' (E008) when I try to log in to the dashboard.

asked 2016-08-31 14:40:44 -0500

I've created an account on Wikipedia and tried to log in to log in to, but when I do that I see an error message that says:

There was a problem with logging you in globally. If you just created your account, please log out and log back in, then try again to authorize the app. If you did not just create your account, please visit and then try again to authorize the app. (Error code: E008)

How can I fix this error and log in?

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answered 2016-08-31 14:44:19 -0500

updated 2016-08-31 14:47:31 -0500

As of August 2016, this error happens occasionally with newly-created Wikipedia accounts, because of database replication lag in the system Wikipedia uses for authenticated logins. Wikimedia Foundation developers are working on fixing the problem but in the meantime, this is the most reliable way to work around it:

If those steps do not solve the problem, please let Wiki Education Foundation staff know by emailing

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